Senior expert on MRV and Greenhouse gases (GHG) inventory Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme
1d ago
source : Devex

Job Description

Job Title Senior expert on MRV and Greenhouse gases (GHG) inventory Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme

About the project

The overall objective of the project is to support the development and implementation of Nigerian Climate Change Response Program (NCCRP) to guarantee country’s economic growth and development strategies while meeting its conditional 45% NDC targets by 2030.

The specific objective is to contribute to the creation of Nigeria’s GHG emission profile with the aim of pinpointing mitigation actions reducing energy use and costs in favour of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.

This will be mainly achieved through the creation of sectoral MRVs (e.g. for energy and waste sectors) and a waste baseline.

Required experience

Qualifications and skills

  • As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent, in environmental sciences, engineering, or economics or other related fields.
  • Excellent fluency in written and spoken English. - As a minimum, relevant GHG inventory experience with a good overview of the UNFCCC reporting and review process and / or general IPCC inventory guidance and / or Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) / reporting requirements.
  • Working successfully with public authorities including Ministries or regional or local governments, with communication skills that foster cooperation and partnership building.
  • As a minimum high quality analytical and document drafting skills, which can be demonstrated by reference to a recent (the previous 3 years) report that he / she has authored.
  • General professional experience

  • As a minimum, the Key Expert should demonstrate at least 12 years of professional experience related to the subject matter of the current contract, out of which at least 5 years of experience must be in an African country.
  • As a minimum, the Key Expert should provide project references in the last 8 years related to the climate change action under the UNFCCC process to which they participated.
  • Demonstrable deep knowledge and very good understanding of the international climate negotiation process and related mechanisms.
  • Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in jobs requiring a deep knowledge on greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting, compilation and reviewing of national GHG inventory reports, as well as maintaining and managing GHG inventories.
  • A minimum of 6 years of demonstrated working experience in working on MRV topics (i.e. domestic and / or international ones).
  • A minimum of 6 years of demonstrated experience in implementation and / or enforcement related to a range of topics of the international climate change negotiation process and similar.
  • Ready to apply?

    Interested candidates are invited to send an email to and submit a cover letter and a CV. Please quote the reference -

    GHG Nigeria Climate in the subject line.

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